Player of the Match
Player of the Match
134dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Bowlers give India easy win

West Indies have been in Bangladesh for a week, but they still looked jetlagged in a bizarre innings of 129 for 7, which set up another comprehensive win for India

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
62(55) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 25 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 7 4 12 9 4 22
V Kohli
54(41) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 31 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
3 5 11 2 5 4 9 15

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O4
M0
R48
W3
Eco12.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O4
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30

Match days

23 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 2, West Indies 0

Commentator: George Binoy

10.45 pm India have won two out of two games. They are on top of their group. Australia, Pakistan and West Indies have all lost one game each. Bangladesh are yet to play.

Rishi: "I didn't care much for Rohit's reaction to Yuvraj's dismissal. He himself is more than capable of drawing such reactions of mild exasperation with his gameplay on his bad days."

Amit Mishra is Man of the Match for the second game in a row. He took 4-0-18-2 today. It's only his third T20 international that too. "I've done a lot of hard work in the nets for my variations and I'm happy they are coming out well."

Lots of questions coming in about the last ball, the batsmen crossed before the ball reached the boundary so it is scored as a single ...

Darren Sammy: "We just didn't respond well enough to their spinners, it took us a long time. Credit to them, they executed well ... it was good to see our bowlers take it the distance to the last over, because net run rate could come into play. Not enough runs on the board but happy with the way the bowlers came back. We know what our top order can do, it's just one game, we have three to go. No panic button, we are going to regroup and come back in two days' time."

MS Dhoni: "We are playing well, so it doesn't really matter that everyone should get a chance, our bowlers have bowled well, they have been tested. In the coming matches the other batsmen may get a chance. We don't really have a banker, a bowler to bowl the 18th-20th over ... we are playing games to some extent, to see who is better suited ... It was important for Rohit to bat through, we all know the kind of batsman he is, on a pitch like this ... he will take plenty from this game. Let's take it one game at a time, no point thinking too far ahead, we could have finished it an over earlier but that was up to the batsmen in the middle ..."

So that ends a day of contrasting games. Australia-Pakistan was an explosive, high-voltage contest. India-West Indies not so much. Thank you for all your emails, do tune in tomorrow for more World T20 action. Cheers.

19.4
1
Samuels to Raina, 1 run, and Raina shows how it's done ... goes back and cuts the ball hard between two fielders at point. The scoreline says only two balls to spare, but the margin of victory was much wider than that.

Suresh Raina walks to the middle ... 1 to win off 3 balls, surely it won't go down to the final delivery? Dhoni is padded ...

19.3
W
Samuels to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, caught at slip! Yuvraj goes and it's been a struggle for him once again. He tried to dab the ball towards third man as it spun away from him and edged it to his RCB team-mate Chris Gayle

Yuvraj Singh c Gayle b Samuels 10 (19m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.63

19.2
0
Samuels to Yuvraj Singh, no run, wicket to wicket line, Yuvraj defends from his crease on the off side
19.1
0
Samuels to Yuvraj Singh, no run, played off the back foot towards backward point

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 129/2 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 6.78, RRR: 1.00)

  • Yuvraj Singh10 (16b)
  • Rohit Sharma62 (55b)
  • Krishmar Santokie4-0-27-0
  • Marlon Samuels3-0-21-0
18.6
1
Santokie to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, length ball outside off, Yuvraj waits and open the face to play the ball towards point, he's levelled the scores and retained strike
18.5
1
Santokie to Sharma, 1 run, Rohit chips the ball inside out over extra cover
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Consistent Kohli

3

Number of innings out of 21 in T20Is in which Virat Kohli has got out under 10. Yet to get out on a duck

Dhoni the stumper

127

Number of stumpings to MS Dhoni's name in all international cricket, joint-best along with Kumar Sangakkara

Slow Gayle

103

Gayle's strike rate, his slowest in innings 30 balls or longer

Gayle dropped

0,19

Chris Gayle would have been out for 0 and 19 had R Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh caught him

Bhuvneshwar v Gayle

50/5

In all international cricket, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dismissed Chris Gayle five times for just 50 runs

Boss of toss

13

Number of consecutive completed matches before today that MS Dhoni won the toss in